Rose: Tottenham bold to sack Redknapp

The Spurs youngster admits he was surprised at the decision taken to sack the 65-year-old, but is looking forward to working under his replacement, Andre Villas-Boas
Tottenham midfielder Danny Rose has claimed it was "a pretty bold move" by the club to sack Harry Redknapp and hire Andre Villas-Boas in his place.

The 22-year-old is currently away with the Team GB Olympic football team, but says he is looking forward to working with the Portuguese coach.

He told reporters: "It is a great appointment but it was a pretty bold move by the club to sack Harry Redknapp.
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"But the chairman's intentions are to take the club forward, and everyone is fully behind him and Villas-Boas as well.

"I am pretty unfortunate not to have met [Villas-Boas] yet because I am away here, but I am looking forward to going back and meeting him and getting to work with him."

Rose is currently with Team GB ahead of the London Olympics this summer, despite a season of limited appearances for Tottenham.

The midfielder, who can also play as a left-back, was scheduled to leave the club on loan this summer, but with the arrival of Villas-Boas, is now uncertain as to where his immediate future lies.

"We'll see what happens when I get back," he added.

"It had already been agreed last season that I could go out on loan.

"Obviously things have changed with Harry Redknapp being sacked, so I will have to see what happens when I get back."